Austin, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 116/8/1;D Letter to Edwin De Haven and William Penny, 11 September 1850 [Regarding search of Wellington Channel, Cornwallis and Bathurst Island, Cape Walker and west to Melville Island] autograph
  • MS 116/8/2-3;D Letters (2) to William Penny, February to April 1851 [Informal and official letters] 3 leaves, holograph and autograph
  • MS 486/1/1-5;MCL Letters (5) to Sir John Ross, 1850-1851 [News of Penny's search in Wellington Channel, preparations for spring] 20 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the United States Franklin Search Expedition, 1850-1851 (leader Edwin De Haven) and the British Franklin Search Expedition, 1850-1851 (leader William Penny) both of which were in the Arctic at the same time as Austin's British Naval Franklin Search Expedition.


The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Related Material

The Institute holds archival collections William Penny, Edwin De Haven and Sir John Ross

Correspondence by Austin to Sir George Back can be found amongst the Back collection held by the Institute (reference MS 395/30;BL)